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Masahiro Tanaka signs with the New York Yankees

Tanaka is getting his wish. The Japanese ace will be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

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Masahiro Tanaka is Yankees' 'No. 3 starter'

Brian Cashman isn't expecting Tanaka to carry the rotation in his first year in the majors.

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How good is Yankees pitching staff with Tanaka?

With Tanaka in the fold, where does the Yankees rotation rank relative to the other top rotations in baseball?

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Tanaka reaction roundup

Wednesday's big news was Masahiro Tanaka's big deal with the Yankees, and everyone seemed to have an opinion.

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Tanaka says Yankees gave him 'highest evaluation'

"Everything will be new and challenging, but I have to rely on the ability that got me this far."

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Tanaka: 1 man CAN make a difference (but will he?)

The Yankees get their man, and maybe that will be enough.

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All the Masahiro Tanaka strikeouts

All the Masahiro Tanaka strikeouts from last season.

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Masahiro Tanaka signs with Yankees

The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and won the Japan Series with the Rakuten Eagles in 2014.

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Masahiro Tanaka decision may not come until Friday

Tanaka may wait until Friday to make his decision whether to play in the United States next season.

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Masahiro Tanaka update: The state of play

Tanaka has baseball in a standstill. With just three days until he must agree to a deal, where do teams stand?

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Masahiro Tanaka: The art of mistranslation

Baseball fans are getting desperate for him to sign with a team.

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Cubs willing to 'outbid the field' on Tanaka

In the news today: the Cubs look poised to do whatever it takes to sign Masahiro Tanaka and Lucas Duda will continue working in the outfield for the Mets.

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The Japanese pioneers preceding Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka isn't the first heavily-talked about pitcher to come to America from Japan. Some have found success in MLB while others serve as a warning to those willing to spend big on relatively unknown quantities.

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Tanaka receives 5 formal offers over $100 million

The right-hander reportedly has five formal offers to choose from before his Jan. 24 deadline to reach an agreement with an MLB team.

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Angels insist they are out on Masahiro Tanaka

Despite the fact that Masahiro Tanaka would like to play in Los Angeles, the Angels are reportedly not in the running for the Japanese star.

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Cubs 'pushing hard' for Masahiro Tanaka

Tanaka could be a draw for Cubs fans in 2014, and an anchor for their rotation when their top prospects make their way to the majors.

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Even with Kershaw, Tanaka makes sense for Dodgers

It might seem like overdoing it, but Tanaka fits the Dodgers very clear plan.

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Can't stop, won't stop: Dodgers might not be done

With Kershaw now under lock and key for at least the next five years, the Dodgers set their eyes on yet another starting pitcher, reportedly either Masahiro Tanaka or perhaps Bronson Arroyo.

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Which teams are still in contention for Tanaka?

Masahiro Tanaka has just ten more days before he must agree to a deal with a major league team or return to Japan for another year. Where does he stand as of today?

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Astros have inquired about Tanaka

The Astros are in need of a serious rotation upgrade, and they have their eyes set on a pitcher who is widely regarded as the best available option.

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Bidding for Tanaka could exceed $140 million

Rumors on how much Tanaka could earn just keep getting crazier and crazier as he has several top-spending teams chasing him.

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Blue Jays confirm interest in Tanaka

The Blue Jays rotation was pitiful in 2013 as it was ravaged by both injuries and ineffectiveness. The team is hoping to change that for 2014.

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Tanaka would prefer to play in NY, LA or Boston

The Mets have not been connected to the bidding for the Japanese pitcher, so the Yankees, Dodgers, Angels and Red Sox appear to be Tanaka's desired destinations.

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Conflicting reports re Dodgers' position on Tanaka

Los Angeles wants the Japanese free agent, and the current administration has yet to lose out on a player who it wants.

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Tanaka lands in the States, set to meet with teams

After months of waiting, the best starter on the free agent market has landed in the United States and has meetings with multiple teams ahead of the January 24th signing deadline.

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D-backs have 'plan of attack' for Tanaka bidding

Arizona is confident that they can offer a desirable package.

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Dodgers have contacted Tanaka's agent

The Japanese ace is "in the feeling out process."

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Cubs, White Sox will meet with Tanaka

Both of the Windy City's ball clubs will compete for the services of the top free-agent pitcher.

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Red Sox not interested in Tanaka, per rep

While impressed with his talent, Boston isn't interested in Tanaka's services

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D-backs remain 'serious suitors' for Tanaka

Tanaka is still Arizona's number one priority.

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Mariners money, need make them favorite for Tanaka

No one expected them to sign Cano...

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Masahiro Tanaka: How many years will he get?

Even if Tanaka lives up to his advance billing, thanks to baseball's new economics, the risk is less in the financial commitment than in the numbers of years.

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Tanaka's workload could be concern for MLB teams

Baseball is clamoring for the coming of Masahiro Tanaka, but concern about his pitch counts during his career in Japan could give pursuing teams pause.

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Tanaka wants at least $17 million annually

Japan's latest export is looking for what might be the winter's largest pitcher contract.

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Tanaka kickstarting offseason's 2nd wave

There's still plenty of time left for your favorite club to rewrite its offseason.

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Tanaka posting period to begin Thursday

The Japanese ace right-hander has reportedly chosen Casey Close as his agent and will have until Jan. 24 to negotiate a contract with a major league team.

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Masahiro Tanaka will be posted

Masahiro Tanaka could be headed to MLB this offseason, as his Japanese team decided to post him for bid.

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Rakuten has 'basically decided' on Tanaka

Having months of drama surrounding Tanaka potentially coming to America, it appears a final decision will be made soon.

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Masahiro Tanaka narrows choice of agent

The potential Japanese import narrowed his choice down to three agents

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Rakuten could keep Tanaka

Rakuten holds out hope of retaining their star pitcher

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Rakuten could avoid Tanaka posting cap

There's always a loophole if you look hard enough...

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The latest on Masahiro Tanaka being posted

Tanaka has expressed a public desire to pitch in Major League Baseball. It is now up to Rakuten if they will post him.

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